Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen: Eighteenth-century Composer, Violinist, and Businesswoman
Scarecrow Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818), an internationally known violinist and composer during the seventeenth century, has often been overshadowed by her contemporaries. Until recently, she was recognized mainly as a violin pupil of Giuseppe Tartini. Elsie Arnold and Jane Baldauf-Berdes invite readers to rediscover Sirmen's life and music, including her childhood years in a Venice orphanage famous for its music (essentially one of the first music schools for women), her marriage and travels, and her professional life as an astute businesswoman who efficiently managed her own life, concert engagements, and finances. Not just a biography, this work analyzes Sirmen's violin concertos and provides a comprehensive list of her compositions. It is a necessary addition for music and women's studies collections alike.
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